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#1 posted 09-28-2010 03:33 PM

Hi Jonathan,
I doubt you need to worry about shrinkage pulling the posts together. The shrinkage you will see will be on the 2” and 6” dimensions not the length. As for cracking, you can minimize that by sealing the pieces now, especially the end grain. No guarantees though. Also look for crowning along the length and install them crown up as with any header. Don’t forget to post pictures of your project. :)
HTH

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